Cool down with the cold blooded!
See our newest habitat for reptiles and amphibians.
NOW OPEN!
The Clayton Family Amphibian and Reptile Conservation (ARC) Campus is ready for you! See rare, exotic faces like the Cuban croc, King Cobra, poisonous frogs, and a variety of different snakes—along with a sloth overhead! Witness groundbreaking conservation from our internationally acclaimed herpetology team. Explore this state-of-the-art campus and its conservatory, venomous gallery, greenhouse and outdoor wetlands.
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Wild Things to Do!
There are wildly fun things to do at the zoo, and below are just a few. Explore more experiences here.

Asian Trek

Get close to tigers, red pandas, gibbons and more in our tiger temple and treehouse!

Grasslands africa

Take a safari with the kids and see elephants, rhinos, giraffes, baboons, zebras and lions.

zoo Food

Visit our Beastro, grill, or snack shops and get cool refreshments and warm meals.

Fun for kids

Enjoy the warmer days at the splash pad, on the zoo choo train, and with animals!

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AN ORIGINAL SERIES
The Wild Life is a show that goes behind the scenes of Zoo Knoxville's conservation mission to meet the animals we love and the people who care for them! Knoxville native, Brad Carpenter along with a cast of diverse friends and characters takes us on a journey into the wildest parts of East Tennessee. You don’t want to miss out on the behind-the-scenes looks at all your favorite animals!
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